Julius Peppers plans on playing in 2017.
His agent, Carl Carey, confirmed that today.
“Julius, after taking some time to reflect during the offseason, has decided that he still has the desire and enthusiasm for the game, and his intention is to play a 16th NFL season,” Carey told ESPN.
Now the question becomes where will Peppers play in 2017?
He’ll be a free agent this week and there has been no indication the Green Bay Packers will re-sign him. That doesn’t mean that won’t happen, but Peppers was only a part-time player in 2016 and rarely delivered the type of impact plays we’ve come to expect from him.
Peppers finished the year with 23 tackles, 7.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.
At this point in his career, you know Peppers wants to play for a contender. Will that be the Packers?
We suspect the Packers will let Peppers see what else is out there and then only re-sign him at a bargain rate if he doesn’t find any other takers.